The Cotswolds was deservedly named as the second largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England. The region spreads across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and north-east Somerset, made up of dense woodland, pretty, meandering streams, scenic rivers and vast rolling hills that cover the landscape. If you’re planning a trip to England and would like to see one of the most peaceful places in the English countryside, then book a Cotswolds group tour with The Secret Cottage. The Cotswolds are a well-known region in the south-west of England, 800 beautiful square miles that boast beautiful houses, rolling hills, charming villages, stunning market towns and some of the most historical places in England.
Exploring the Cotswolds
Not only will you come across some of the most amazing views and stunning countryside, but the picturesque Cotswold market towns and quaint villages take your breath away too. If you like visiting historical places and exploring tourist attractions, then the Cotswolds has many beautiful spots to discover. Buildings in the region are constructed using Cotswold stone, a famous honey-coloured limestone that is typical of the area. The incredible contrast of Cotswold stone against the stunning backdrop of lush, green rolling hills is a sight that will stay with you forever. Tourist attractions to visit in the Cotswolds include Blenheim Palace, Snowshill Manor, Warwick Castle, Chastleton House, Bourton-on-the-Water and the Arlington Row cottages in Bibury.
Discover Quaint Villages and Charming Market Towns
The Cotswolds was famous for being one of the largest suppliers to the European wool trade and flocks of Cotswold sheep used to carpet the countryside. The cloth trade moved to the north of England after the industrial revolution, leaving the Cotswolds quiet, unspoilt and avoiding any overdevelopment. The region covers 800 square miles and is quintessential of English countryside, with magnificent views, beautiful cities such as Cheltenham, Oxford and Bath Spa and some of the prettiest market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Woodstock. If you’re discovering the Cotswolds on a daytrip, then you will come across pretty villages with thatched cottages, charming market towns with quirky antique shops, friendly cafes and some of the most idyllic settings around. Cotswolds tourist attractions include:
• The Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford
• The Model Village in Bourton-on-the-Water
• Birdland Park in Bourton-on-the-Water
• Cotswold Farm Park near Guiting Power
• The Steam Railway in Toddington
• Blenheim Palace in Woodstock
• Arlington Row in Bibury
• Chastleton House near Moreton-in-Marsh
• Hidcote Manor in Chipping Campden
• Snowshill Manor in Snowshill near Stow-on-the-Wold
• Broadway Tower near Broadway Village
The Perfect Daytrip from London
The Cotswolds is only 1 hour and 40 minutes on the train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh, giving you a direct route where you can take in the views on your journey. If you’re visiting England and staying in London, then a day tour of the Cotswolds is a wonderful escape from the big city where you can see English countryside at its best. A 6-hour private Cotswolds tour with the Secret Cottage will give you a real taste of the region, showing you some of the most beautiful homes, Cotswolds panoramic views, beautiful Cotswolds market towns and tranquil scenery that takes you on a magical journey.
Book Your Secret Cottage Cotswolds Group Tour
The Secret Cottage Tour specialises in unique daytrips with an extra special experience at our much loved home. We pick up our guests from Moreton-in-Marsh train station and take a different tour route every day showing our guests some fabulous secret locations and telling you about all the history of the area. We enjoy inviting our guests into our home The Secret Cottage where you will have a tour of our 400-year-old cottage, a delicious homemade buffet lunch and a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon. We ensure you are dropped back at the train station after the tour, so that you can get the train back to London in time for the evening. Enjoy our relaxed tour with our experienced and friendly team, let us show you the beautiful sites of the Cotswolds while you take in the views and have fun on this magical daytrip! We can promise you that a tour of the Cotswolds will be an experience you will never forget!